During the week after the Thanksgiving holiday, Microsoft sold 310,000 Xbox 360 consoles in the US.
That's nearly the same number of units it sold during the entire month of October, when 366,000 Xbox 360 consoles were purchased.
According to a CNBC article, Microsoft's system outsold the PlayStation 3 during the week after "Black Friday" by a margin of 2 to 1.
Nintendo still came out on top, however, with 350,000 Wii consoles sold.
Even so, Microsoft reports that its software is on track to outsell the PS3 and Wii software combined. According to NPD data, Xbox 360 software represented 54 per cent of total software sales for October, with 30 per cent for the Wii and 16 per cent for the PS3.
UPDATE: An SCEA spokesperson disputed Microsoft's assertion that the Xbox 360 had outsold the PS3 2 to 1, but stated that it was company policy not to disclose specific sales until NPD data is officially released.